St. Francis County Community Foundation

Robin Jayroe
P. O. Box 3002
Forrest City, AR 72336
870-630-2400 or 870-261-2060

In 2001, St. Francis County Community Foundation was formed as an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Our affiliate offers opportunities for nonprofits and individuals to protect and invest their charitable dollars in the people and the causes that they care about in St. Francis County. Our mission is to engage people and connect resources that build the St. Francis County area. Contact us to learn more about how you can be a part of this important cause.

Local Board Members

  • Sharon Wilson, chair
  • Brad Beavers
  • Debbie Capps
  • Catherine Coleman
  • Jan Haven
  • Drew Higginbothum
  • Maureen McCollum
  • Abbie Robinson
  • Dwight Rutland
  • Sandy Smith
  • Stuart Towns
  • Chris Vaccaro
  • Youth Advisory Council (YAC) advisors:  Sonya Fletcher, Jamie Foust, Carla Nimocks, and Janet Peckham

Grant Opportunities

Giving Tree Grants

Grants for general charitable purposes. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and other charitable organizations serving St. Francis County may apply. Applications are accepted January 10 - February 15 each year. Learn more >>

Science Initiative for Middle Schools (SIMS) Grants

Our SIMS program provides $500 awards to public middle school science teachers (grades 5-8) to purchase consumable science materials. Applications are accepted July 1 - October 1. Learn more >>


Arkansas Hunters Feed the Hungry/Garland & Montgomery Counties
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Screening/Garland County
Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club
Cooper-Anthony Child Abuse Center
Cooperative Christian Ministries Clinic
Economics Arkansas/Garland County Conference
Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Garland County Historical Society
Hot Springs Jazz Society/Jazz Fest 2017
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild/Children's Concert 2017
Imagination Library for Garland County
Jackson House Crisis Center
Levi Hospital
Literacy Council of Garland County
Mid-America Museum
Montgomery County Performing Arts Project
Montgomery County Single Parent Scholarship
Norman Historic Preservation Project
Ouachita Counseling Services
Ozark Mission Project/Garland County
Project Hope Food Bank
Garland County Single Parent Scholarship
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts Foundation
Visitor's Chapel of the AME Church Food Pantry
Hot Springs Family YMCA
Youth Advisory Council
Hot Springs Future Fund


YAC meets to award grants for 2017. Last year they awarded $10,600 to 9 agencies that serve children and youth in Garland County. 


Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

Giving Locally


Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
Email Us


1400 West Markham
Suite 206
Little Rock, AR 72201

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